November 29, 2012 at 11:45 am EST | by Erin Durkin
Baltimore arts briefs: Events through Dec. 6
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Adam Cooley in Creative Alliance’s production of ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch.’ Cooley returns for the Alliance’s cabaret night on Friday. (Photo courtesy of Creative Alliance)

Cabaret night is AIDS Action benefit

The Creative Alliance hosts a cabaret to benefit AIDS Action Baltimore and to honor World AIDS Day tonight at 8 at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson (3134 Eastern Ave.).

The music includes Broadway, pop, rock and original songs sung by talented local vocalists. The show also includes readings from the pandemic. AIDS Action Baltimore founder Lynda Dee speaks with Johns Hopkins Hospital’s AIDS researchers about options moving forward with AIDS treatment.

Tickets are $20. For more information, visit

UMD plans AIDS Day events

The University of Maryland School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy, School of Social Work and the Office of Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives (ISLSI) host a full day of activities to honor World AIDS day today starting at 11 a.m.

Activities include confidential HIV testing and services, the Facing AIDS photo campaign and Living Ribbon.

All activities are free. For times and more information, visit

New Wave Singers give Feast benefit show

New Wave Singers of Baltimore perform Saturday night at 8 in honor of World Aids Day and to benefit Moveable Feast at the First Unitarian Church (1 W. Hamilton Street).

Moveable Feast is an organization that provides food to people who are suffering from AIDS and are not mobile. Half of the proceeds from the concert will go to the organization.

Tickets are $20 for adults and for kids 17 and under, admission is free. For more information, visit

Poetry reading slated for Sunday afternoon

The annual Cave Canem poetry reading at Enoch Pratt Central Library (400 Cathedral St.) hosts writer Kwame Dawes and several other local poets on Sunday from 2-4 p.m.

Dawes writes poetry, fiction, non-fiction and plays and was a winner of the Pushcart Prize in 2001 for his poem “Inheritance.” He was born in Ghana but spent most of childhood in Jamaica.

This event is free. For more information, visit

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